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Old 01-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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How to tell if me e46 has LED taillights?

How can I tell If my 2004 330i came stock with LED taillights? Cause the set of taillights I want to get can apparently only be used with cars that didn't come stock with LED's. Sorry if its already been discussed but I didn't find anything when I searched. Thanks
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How can I tell If my 2004 330i came stock with LED taillights? Cause the set of taillights I want to get can apparently only be used with cars that didn't come stock with LED's. Sorry if its already been discussed but I didn't find anything when I searched. Thanks
No E46 sedan ever came stock with LED taillights. Only facelifted Non-M coupes (2004-2006) and 2003.5-2006 M3's came with OEM LEDs taillights. You're sedan had halogen stock, and you should keep it that way. The LED's that will fit your car are Chinese junk, and look out of place on the sedan....at least I think they do.

How about some R/C/R's? These...

OEM from Turner Motorsport (on sale.....never seen them on sale)
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-90...2002-2005.aspx

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No E46 sedan ever came stock with LED taillights. Only facelifted Non-M coupes (2004-2006) and 2003.5-2006 M3's came with OEM LEDs taillights. You're sedan had halogen stock, and you should keep it that way. The LED's that will fit your car are Chinese junk, and look out of place on the sedan....at least I think they do.

How about some R/C/R's? These...

OEM from Turner Motorsport (on sale.....never seen them on sale)
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-90...2002-2005.aspx

Even the ones at modbargains? And actually I'm kinda leaning towards the r/c/r ones now.....
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Even the ones at modbargains? And actually I'm kinda leaning towards the r/c/r ones now.....
Looks like Modbargains sells Depo - a common aftermarket option that is less $ that what I linked to a Turner Motorsports. I only use OEM parts so I have no experience w/ Depo, but you can do a search and find plenty of information on Depo on this site. Many people have had good success w/ these, others not.

The R/C/R is the proper replacement for the facelifted sedan (2002-2005) like yours. Good luck.
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